Deputy Head of Workshop Laura Davies updates us on what the team has been getting up to.
As usual, it’s been an interesting week in the workshop. We’re getting the last few bits together for Frankenstein. Last week I welded together the framework of a tree using various sizes of steel tube. I was really pleased with it, especially as it has some special effects built in. However, this week it looks even better! Our scenic artist has done some amazing polystyrene cladding and carving and suddenly it really looks like we’ve got a tree growing at the end of the workshop.
We’re also working on some gothic props – there’s currently a coffin and two bespoke headstones hanging around. It looks a bit like we’re getting ready for Halloween.
Tomorrow is going to be a big day too. We’re going to need all the help we can get from the technical team so that we can stand up a rather large wall of planking. It’s the main piece of set, and it’s about 11 metres wide. At the moment it’s lying on the floor and it already looks big, so once it’s stood up it’s really going to dominate the workshop.
What’s exciting is that next week it will all move around and the workshop will be different again as we fit up Frankenstein on the main stage and start work on the double bill of Christmas shows in The Salberg.
Frankenstein, a Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit production, runs in the Main House from Thursday 20 October to Saturday 5 November 2016. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit the show page on our website.